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Agricultural trade with Mexico and Canada tops $3 billion and supports more than 18k jobs

NAFTA calls for the full-phased elimination of import tariffs and the elimination or fullest possible reduction on non-tariff trade barriers, such as import quotas, licensing schemes and technical barriers to trade.

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